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Vaginal mesh surgery exposed women to 'unacceptable risks'

Women have been exposed to unacceptable risks through the use of vaginal mesh surgery, the government has acknowledged for the first time, as fresh evidence has revealed that thousands of women have suffered traumatic complications.<p>In a parliamentary debate on the use of the implants, Jackie …

Pregnancy

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

New research published in the journal <i>Aging</i> finds a compound that stops cancer cells from spreading by starving them of vitamin B-2. The findings may …

A Never-Before-Seen Virus Was Just Found in the Sea, and It Kills Bacteria

Their genomes are "quite different from other viruses."<p>When you think of a virus, you likely think of the microscopic agents that make life on land …

Orcas can imitate human speech, research reveals

Killer whales able to copy words such as ‘hello’ and ‘bye bye’ as well as sounds from other orcas, study shows<p>High-pitched, eerie and yet distinct, the sound of a voice calling the name “Amy” is unmistakable. But this isn’t a human cry – it’s the voice of a killer whale called Wikie.<p>New research …

Animals

Malaysia defends ride-hailing laws after media report U.S. probe into Uber dealings | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Friday said it passed laws regulating ride-hailing services after extensive stakeholder consultation and legal processes, after media reported U.S. authorities were investigating ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] for possible breach of bribery …

This 3D-printed, remora-inspired robot can hang on to shark skin underwater

The bot could be used for studying underwater creatures and their habits.<p>Researchers have developed a 3D-printed robot that can cling to the skin of …

New VAIO S11, S13, And S15 Laptops Unveiled

PC maker VAIO based in Japan has this week unveiled second-generation systems which improve on the previous S11, S13, and S15 laptops which are …

Shares in Just Eat jumped after Uber lost its licence to operate in London

Shares climbed aggressively just after 11.00 a.m. BST (6.00 a.m. ET), jumping roughly 20 pence per share to a high of £6.9350.<p>The rationale behind the jump seems to be that traders believed that the ruling from Transport for London — which said Uber was not "fit and proper" to hold a licence — will …

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Build Brain Computers

Neuralink Corp., the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of …

Amazon brings its cash deposit service for the underbanked to the UK

Amazon has added the ability for UK users to pay for products and services on its ecommerce platform using cash. The service, called Amazon Top Up, lets shoppers load between £5 and £250 into their Amazon UK account in a single top-up transaction.<p>There are no fees to use the service, and funds are …

8 Clear Signs of a Successful Life That Have Nothing to Do With Money or Fame

If you're not careful you can end up chasing the wrong goals for the wrong reasons.<p>Oftentimes peoples goals are associated with making money or achieving a high level of status.<p>While there's nothing wrong with wanting either of the above, you can be lead astray by chasing after them.<p>If money and …

Genetic engineering could save an iconic American tree from extinction

The "then boundless chestnut woods" Thoreau wrote about in Walden once grew throughout the Appalachian mountains. They provided habitat and a mast crop for wildlife, a nutritious nut crop for humans and a source of valuable timber. Because of their rapid growth rate and rot-resistant wood, they …

The innovators: US scientists harness the power of evaporating water

A small Lego device on the shelf of professor Ozgur Sahin’s office at Columbia University could open up the possibility of another form of renewable energy, and one that is much cheaper than solar and wind.<p>Sahin has used the simple gadget to prove that evaporating water can be used to generate …

Engineering

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

The Complex That Firebombs Fat in Just 5 Minutes

Incinerate belly fat at the end of your workout with this metabolic finisher<p>A complex is one of the fastest ways to burn fat. You never have to put down the weights, so you move non-stop from exercise to exercise with zero rest.<p><b>Related:</b> The Anarchy Workout From <i>Men’s Health</i>: 2 Dumbbells, 30 Minutes, …

Workouts

Scientists discovered another reason why you should stop eating lunch alone at your desk

As usual, I assumed that I was crunched for time and had better not take even a half-hour break to socialize with coworkers.<p>It's hardly an uncommon feeling. Surveys have found that a whopping 80% of workers eat at their desks, in spite of research that suggests taking a midday break can be highly …

Mystery of swirling Northern Lights finally solved

Scientists from Japan's Kyoto and Kyushu Universities have identified the cause of auroral surges, the dancing polar lights that have endured as one …

Marvel At ​Some Of National Geographic’s Best Photos From 2015

These images will blow you away.<p>Committed to showcasing amazing photography, National Geographic Magazine publishes stunning images shot around the world each day on its website. Taken in locations as varied as the ice of Antarctica or the shores of the island of Larak in the Persian Gulf, the …

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Inflammation Can Fan the Flames of Depression

Chronic inflammation in the bloodstream can intensify depression, according to a new study at Rice University and Ohio State University. The …

Depression

Hey, Paleo People, Put A Potato On The Plate, Says Science

Good news, paleo diet people. You can finally toss a potato on your plate alongside your steak. After all, it's what your paleo cousins would've done.<p>…

Sleep Scientist Says Starting Work At 10 A.M. Is What Nature Intended

Getting up any earlier is basically torture.<p>A sleep scientist in England just confirmed what we already knew: getting to work before 9 a.m. is torture.<p>"Staff should start at 10 a.m.," Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience …

16 Things to Do Now to Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

What will your 2016 bring? Will you start with resolutions but end up with more of the same? Or will this be the year that you bring out your best …

Mental Health

7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science

Work Hard, Work Smart<p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my homework during breaks and …

Rwanda's President Dangles The Possibility Of A Third Term

It's a recurring question throughout many parts of Africa: How long should a leader stay in power?<p>Rwanda's President Paul Kagame is the only president the country has had since 2000, and his tenure has been marked by stability and relative prosperity.<p>Now he's toying with the idea of running for a …

Great leaders don’t do it all on their own – so why pay them so much?

Who’s in charge of the clattering Virgin train? Not Sir Richard Branson. He neither drives the train nor flies the plane nor flicks the switch on your cable TV nor banks the money in your Virgin account. But ask any punter who “runs” the company and you know what the answer will be: that grinning, …

Leadership

Iranian hackers breached New York dam causing White House alarm

Hackers linked to Iran gained access to the computer system of a dam near New York, according to reports<p>Iranian hackers breached the control system of a dam near New York City in 2013 causing alarm in the White House about the security of America's infrastructure.<p>The 20ft-tall Bowman Avenue Dam is …

10 Popular Weight-Loss Tips That Can Actually Cause Weight Gain

Whether we read it in a magazine, read it on Instagram, or heard it from your best friend's sister, we're inundated with weight-loss tips on how to drop founds fast. Some advice is not so good and can actually make the pounds pile on. Here's a list of do-not-follow tips.<p><b>Never eat past 7 p.m.:</b> What …

The First Step To Getting More In Touch With Your Spirituality

All you need is a night sky, states one religious scholar.<p>With more and more people identifying themselves as "spiritual, not religious," the path to connecting with a higher power has become a deeply personal one. Different people tap into their spirituality in different ways, but there is often …

The yoga guru turned company boss

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1214000/1214929_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524636219_98bfb02560272a46feb68cc1e0693043<p><b>Baba Ramdev is arguably India's most famous yoga guru, well known for his TV exercise shows. But now he's using his brand to sell everything from</b> …